A cinematic device that represents the experiences of Chinese expatriate artists coming from china to new york.
Circular Voyage is a cinematic device that represents the experience of Chinese artists immigrating from China to New York and back again, 1985 to the present.
Circular Voyage is a mixed media installation that utilizes an expanded cinematic device to explore how the concept of national identity evolved throughout the life and experiences of a group of expatriate Chinese artists.
The project grew from interviews with these artists on their self exile to New York in the 1980s and 90s, to seek freedom and greater creative inspiration and possibility. The harsh reality of supporting their families in the U.S. sent the artists full-circle, to return to China in the oughts, with new blended, global ideas of self.